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  1. Mantelli says:

    I think you mean “deaf” here rather than “dead”.

  2. W. White says:

    I knew Gallaudet was a great educational institution, but until this post, I did not realize how great. They are able to teach the dead! That is impressive. The dead are one of the hardest groups to teach in a traditional school. Teachers and other students just do not know how to reach out and interact with their dead classmates. The fact that Gallaudet has been able to create a classroom environment where the dead can learn and develop the social skills needed later in death is a great triumph, and I approve of the work they are doing.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:


    2. Kathleen says:

      please kindly do not assume that “one of the hardest groups to teach in a traditional school.” Not hard, but most ignorant groups to teach is a better phrase. St. Louis is still known to neglect in promote sign language unlike Missouri School for the Deaf of Fulton. By the way, why use word ‘dead’ when word is ‘deaf’?

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        The “dead” references refer to a typo in the original publication of this post.

  3. AS says:

    I had a high school service project here during its final year of operation. The school had a good deal of original architectural detail remaining, including green-glazed bricks in the staircase and as trim in the hallways, a large auditorium, a beautiful staircase with some Gothic detail (and the windows on the second story landing were tinted yellow, which looked really pretty with the sun shining through them), a fallout shelter sign, and some original stalls in the bathrooms (wood or marble). Helen Keller visited here, supposedly. I was sad to see it close. The dead were too.

  4. Joyce Hochberg says:

    I taught at Gallaudet School for the Deaf in St. Louis from 1967-2002.
    We had a wondwrful and dedicated staff
    of professionals. Students were given academic instructions in all major subjects, as well as art, dance, music, p.e., industral arts.
    We still are not sure why the board of education closed the school.in 2012.
    It was a marvelous school.

    1. Toni says:

      Hello Joyce! Do you remember a student by the name of Sandra Woods attending the school

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